Custom Order: Painted Furniture, Desk





College is always a good excuse for a new desk, or furniture for that matter! Everyone wants the perfect dorm room or apartment! With school approaching, I was contacted by a young lady who is beginning her freshman year at Texas Christian University, home of the Horned Frogs. They love their PURPLE, and so it is only fitting that this desk was painted in CeCeCaldwell‘s New Orleans Purple! 


I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their school year, whether you are attending or your children are starting back up! Make it a great year!


Friday’s Fab Finds: Grainsack

After a recent move, I had the opportunity to redecorate my home. I have fallen in love with the French Traditional style and am always on the lookout for a great linen pillow or grainsack to use for re upholstering some fab furniture finds.

Here are some fun DIY Grainsack projects to try.

1. Slip Cover – Miss Mustard Seed
2. Tablecloth – Jennifer Rizzo
3. Hand Painted Linen Pillow – The Painted Hive
4. Pillows – Jill Bent
5. Bench – City Farm House {Looks like grainsack.. but it’s paint!}
6. Stair Runner – La Maison Fou
7. Decorative Rustic Grainsack Pillow – Shannon Eileen Blog
8. Ottoman Slipcover – Our Vintage Home Love

What can you do with a quart of CeCe chalk clay paint?

One of the first questions customers ask me about CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Clay Paint is how much will a quart cover.  So I decided to show you how much it will cover! 
Start off with one quart of CeCe Caldwell’s Paint in your choice of color (mine is almost always Vintage White), a can of clear wax, a can of dark aging wax, rag, three brushes, and a very fine sanding block.
This picture was taken in my paint room in my new home! So love having a paint  room!!!!
Next I went to the garage and started pulling pieces of furniture!
When the last drop of paint was gone this is what I had done………
A small desk, round end table, sofa table (with Virginia Chestnut) two tall night stands, a three drawer end table, and two picture frames!  Wow!  That is a lot!
Just a little closer look at these beautiful pieces!
That is a total of 8 projects!!! 
I have enough of clear wax left to do a small table or chair and I  only used about one third of the can of aging wax! The best  part is I painted all of this in my new paint room and had no odor since CeCe Caldwell’s Paints has no VOC and is naturally green!!!
So spending $32.95 for a quart of paint and purchasing a couple of cans of Wax at $27.95 each is well worth the money when you can cover this much!

What do you want to paint with a quart of CeCe Caldwell’s  chalk clay paint?

Would you like to learn how to turn your old furniture into new with a quart of paint?

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Doozie’s Corner is expanding!!!

When I opened my vendor booth in late October I had no idea how much fun and successful it would be. On March first I will open another booth in Frisco, Texas at the Frisco Mercantile on Preston Road. I will keep my small booth at Palazzo, but will close the larger booth at the end of March. Frisco Mercantile opened in December 2009 in a 27,000 square foot building and is now adding 11,000 more square feet. It is a beautiful Mall with 150 vendors. You can purchase antiques, vintage, shabby chic, clothing, candles, home decor, kitchen items, etc….I could shop in this mall for hours!!!

I will be selling shabby chic furniture, crosses, stamped jewelry, car charms, silver measuring spoons and cups, and other accessories. I will stock these items at Palazzo also.

I have been painting all week! As soon as I get some of my projects finished I will post pictures. I’m working on a bench, coffee table, and tomorrow I am going to finally start working on Ralph and Erma!!!